Now, that’s a thought

I was looking around Alfie Kohn’s site and came across this quote from Senator Paul Wellstone…

“Making students accountable for test scores works well on a bumper sticker and it allows many politicians to look good by saying they will not tolerate failure.  But it represents a hollow promise.  Far from improving education, high-stakes testing marks a major retreat from fairness, from accuracy, from quality, and from equity.”

Well, I can’t argue with that.

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One Comment on “Now, that’s a thought”

  1. John K. Brown Says:

    When Paul Wellstone died, we lost a great liberal thinker and the gate was opened to Republican control of the Senate. It was a tragic day for the country and a significant historic moment.


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